Brazil's retail trade jumped 13.9 percent over a month earlier in May 2020, rebounding from a downwardly revised record 16.3 percent slump in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 6 percent gain. It was the biggest rise in retail trade since series began, amid the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Sales increased for fabrics, clothing & footwear (100.6 percent); furniture & household appliances (47.5 percent); other articles for personal and domestic use (45.2 percent); books, newspapers, magazines & stationery (-43.4 percent); office, computer and communication equipment and material (16.6 percent); pharmaceutical, medical, perfumery & cosmetics articles (10.3 percent); food products, beverages & tobacco (7.1 percent); and fuels & lubricants (5.9 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade declined 7.2 percent, following an upwardly revised 17.1 percent plunge in the prior month.

Retail Sales MoM in Brazil averaged 0.25 percent from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 13.90 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -17.10 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - Brazil Retail Sales MoM - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Brazil Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

Retail Sales MoM in Brazil is expected to be 0.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales MoM in Brazil to stand at 0.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2021 and 1.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.90 -16.30 13.90 -16.30 2000 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-07 12:00 PM Feb 1.2% -1% -1.5%
2020-05-13 12:00 PM Mar -2.5% 0.5% -7.7% -4%
2020-06-16 12:00 PM Apr -16.8% -2.1% -11.9% -10%
2020-07-08 12:00 PM May 13.9% -16.3% 6% 9%
2020-08-12 12:00 PM Jun 13.9% 2%
2020-09-10 12:00 PM Jul
2020-10-08 12:00 PM Aug
2020-11-11 12:00 PM Sep 0.3%


News Stream
Brazil Retail Sales Recover at Record Pace
Brazil's retail trade jumped 13.9 percent over a month earlier in May 2020, rebounding from a downwardly revised record 16.3 percent slump in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 6 percent gain. It was the biggest rise in retail trade since series began, amid the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Sales increased for fabrics, clothing & footwear (100.6 percent); furniture & household appliances (47.5 percent); other articles for personal and domestic use (45.2 percent); books, newspapers, magazines & stationery (-43.4 percent); office, computer and communication equipment and material (16.6 percent); pharmaceutical, medical, perfumery & cosmetics articles (10.3 percent); food products, beverages & tobacco (7.1 percent); and fuels & lubricants (5.9 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade declined 7.2 percent, following an upwardly revised 17.1 percent plunge in the prior month.
2020-07-08
Brazil Retail Sales Fall the Most on Record
Brazil's retail trade slumped 16.8 percent over a month earlier in April 2020, following a downwardly revised 2.1 percent fall in the previous month and compared with market forecasts of an 11.9 percent drop. It was the biggest decline in retail trade on record, amid business closures and lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sales plunged mainly for fabrics, clothing & footwear (-60.6 percent); books, newspapers, magazines & stationery (-43.4 percent); other articles for personal and domestic use (-29.5 percent); office, computer and communication equipment and material (-29.5 percent); furniture & household appliances (-20.1 percent); pharmaceutical, medical, perfumery & cosmetics articles (-17 percent); fuels & lubricants (-15.1 percent); and food products, beverages & tobacco (-11.8 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade dropped a record 16.8 percent, after declining a downwardly revised 1.1 percent in the prior month and compared with consensus of a 13.6 percent fall.
2020-06-16
Brazil Retail Sales Fall the Most in Over a Year
Brazil's retail trade dropped 2.5 percent over a month earlier in March 2020, after rising a downwardly revised 0.5 percent gain in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 7.7 percent decline. It was the biggest fall in retail trade since December 2018, amid business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sales fell for fabrics, clothing & footwear (-42.2 percent); books, newspapers, magazines & stationery (-36.1 percent); other articles for personal and domestic use (-27.4 percent); furniture & household appliances (-25.9 percent); office, computer and communication equipment and material (-14.2 percent); and fuels & lubricants (-12.5 percent). Meanwhile, sales rose for food products, beverages & tobacco (14.6 percent); and pharmaceutical, medical, perfumery & cosmetics articles (1.3 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade went down 1.2 percent, following a 4.7 percent rise in the prior month. Considering the first quarter of 2020, retail sales fell 1.1 percent.
2020-05-13
Brazil Retail Sales Rise the Most in Over a Year
Brazil's retail trade increased 1.2 percent from a month earlier in February 2020, rebounding from a 1 percent decline in the previous month. It was the biggest rise in retail trade since January last year, driven by furnishings & household appliances (1.6 percent); clothing & footwear (1.6 percent); other articles for personal & domestic use (1.5 percent); hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages & tobacco (1.5 percent) and pharmaceutical & cosmetics articles (0.6 percent). Meanwhile, sales dropped for books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (-3.8 percent); office equipment & supplies, information & communications (-1.1 percent); and fuels & lubricants (-0.6 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade went up 4.7 percent, its largest increase since March 2018, after a 1.3 percent gain in the prior month and beating market forecasts of a 2.1 percent rise.
2020-04-07

Brazil Retail Sales MoM
In Brazil, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Brazil, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.